Liberty Utilities – Apple Valley, formerly Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, kicked off its 2016 water conservation program with a distribution of 350 free high-efficiency toilets to customers at Granite Hills High School (GHHS) in Apple Valley.

Students and faculty of the GHHS SCADA Academy volunteered their time to assist with the conservation event.

The school’s SCADA Academy partners with Liberty Utilities – Apple Valley and several other local sponsors to connect participating students with local industry and introduce them to the design of electromechanical control systems.

SCADA, an acronym for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, refers to systems used to remotely monitor and control utility operations and industrial processes.

The HE toilets that were distributed were .8 gallon per flush, which is half of the federal standard of 1.6 gallons per flush. Since 2011, Liberty Utilities – Apple Valley has provided nearly 2,000 toilets to Apple Valley residents and businesses.

In addition to the high-efficiency toilet give-away to customers, Liberty Utilities – Apple Valley’s 2016 conservation program continues to offer a variety of information and tools to assist customers in saving water. Low-flow shower heads, kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators and hose spray nozzles are all available to Liberty customers at no cost, along with water audits to help identify ways to save water outdoors.

The Liberty conservation team will continue to assist customers who wish to participate in the MWA Cash for Grass program. To take advantage of these resources, Liberty Utility – Apple Valley customers should contact Liberty’s conservation team at 760-247-6484.